Kirsten Stephansdatter

Brief Life History of Kirsten

When Kirsten Stephansdatter was born on 9 August 1772, in Skjold, Stjernholm, Denmark, her father, Stephan Pedersen Nimb, was 30 and her mother, Ane Kirstine Nielsdatter, was 39. She married Niels Rasmusen on 22 November 1806, in Uth, Stjernholm, Denmark. She died on 14 December 1839, in Uth, Bjerre, Vejle, Denmark, at the age of 67, and was buried in Uth, Bjerre, Vejle, Denmark.

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Niels Rasmusen
Kirsten Stephansdatter
Marriage: 22 November 1806

Sources (3)

  • Kirsten Steffensdr Bisholt, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Kirsten, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Kirsten Stephansdatter - christening: 9 August 1772; Skjold, Vejle, Denmark

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World Events (7)

1776 · Kongens Klub

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

form of Christine , now also well established in the English-speaking world. A well-known bearer of the name was the Norwegian opera singer Kirsten Flagstad ( 1895–1962 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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